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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1978 JGB

This is an outstanding show from TDIH from what I believe is the peak year of the band. Here's a nice writeup from the jerrysite.com:

"In late October of 1978, the Jerry Garcia Band did a brief Northwestern tour, playing three dates in Portland, Eastern Washington State and Seattle. Although the circulating tapes of the shows are apparently quite good, these largely ignored shows are significant in that this is where Jerry Garcia first heard Brent Mydland, and suggested to Bob Weir that Mydland might work as the Dead's keyboardist. At the time, Mydland was a member of The Bob Weir Band, who were opening all three dates. However, for various reasons, the Bob Weir Band had never played with Jerry Garcia before then, so the Portland show would have been Garcia's first real chance to hear Brent perform. Although the exact date of the conversation between Garcia and Weir is unknown, it apparently occurred during this weekend, so the October 26, 1978 show in Portland takes on an unexpected significance...Because Arista had been using the Bob Weir Band to push Heaven Help The Fool, Weir had played almost no Bay Area dates, nor had their been any co-billings with Jerry Garcia. Thus Garcia had never heard Brent Mydland play, or at least not any more than a brief snippet of a rehearsal or performance tape. According to Garcia, after hearing Brent play organ, somewhere in the Northwest he suggested to Weir something along the lines of "this guy could work." One critical point was that if Keith Godchaux left the band, Donna would as well, and a third voice would be needed. Garcia must have heard Brent sing enough in the Bob Weir Band to be confident on that score, and Brent was in, even if he didn't know it at the time.Thus if the Bob Weir Band had not opened for the Garcia Band in Portland and Washington, Garcia may never have heard Brent, and the history of the Grateful Dead would have taken some other course. Lost Live Dead...A 90min tape circulates with all of Set 1 plus the first two songs of Set 2. A 45min tape circulates with the rest of Set 2. There are at least two AUD masters of this show, though neither appear to be complete...this is an insane Lonesome And A Long Way From Home, Jerry takes off at the 5:30 mark and the band can't keep up till about 18:30 when they reel him back in! He must have been showing off for Brent!...Bob Weir Band opened."

Set I:
The Harder They Come
Mission In The Rain
Simple Twist of Fate
They Love Each Other
It Ain't No Use
Mystery Train

Set II:
Love In The Afternoon
Reuben And Cherise
Tore Up Over You
I'll Be With Thee
Lonesome And A Long Way From Home

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 27, 2011 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

Thanks! I've been on a JGB jag the last few days after the best JGB of the 80s thread. This one will do nicely to keep my buzz going!!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

This is indeed a very nice show. unfortunately the source I was able to listen to via sugarmegs is not very good. Wonder if there are any better sources out there. Will have to poke around.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

Lol, that's why I posted links to a better copy.

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Poster: gsgrateful Date: Oct 27, 2011 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

Hey thanx so much for the links, no problems w/ media fire, works perfectly. Really like your recommendations and the portal to some really great, hardly listened to, jer. Currently i listen to jgb maybe 10% coz i think the music put out is only 10% as significant as the dead. Now i am examining those percentages coz of the new-to-me music. peace, g

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 27, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

Sorry. Not familiar with media fire. I tend to stick to with sites I am familiar with.

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Poster: BVD Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1978 JGB

Cool! Thanks for the links.

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